Electric Security Plan Repeal Drastically Amended

This week, the House Public Utilities Committee accepted a revised version of House Bill 317, legislation originally introduced to repeal Ohio’s Electric Security Plan (ESP) law.

The latest version of HB 317 would still repeal ESPs, but replace them with a model called the Competitive Power Plan (CPP). On first review, the CPP shares some of the characteristics of the ESP process. The substitute bill would also provide a refund plan for customers if a charge were deemed inappropriate.

The OMA is reviewing all available information on HB 317; more details will be shared soon. Please contact the OMA’s Rob Brundrett with questions or thoughts on the bill. 9/23/2021